Diclofenac/Misoprostol Dosage

Before you start taking diclofenac/misoprostol, your dosage will be determined based on the specific reason you are using this drug, other medications you are taking, and other factors. In general, diclofenac/misoprostol tablets are taken two to four times daily. You should take the tablets with a meal, and try to take your doses at the same times every day.

An Introduction to Your Dosage of Diclofenac/Misoprostol

The dose of diclofenac/misoprostol (Arthrotec®) your healthcare provider recommends may vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • The reason you are taking the medication
  • How well you tolerate it
  • Other medications you are taking.
 
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
 

Diclofenac/Misoprostol Dosing Guidelines for Osteoarthritis

The standard diclofenac/misoprostol dosage for the treatment of osteoarthritis is diclofenac/misoprostol 50/200 three times a day. If you experience bothersome side effects, your healthcare provider may recommend you take diclofenac/misoprostol 50/200 or 75/200 twice a day. While twice-a-day dosing is generally well tolerated, it is also less effective at preventing ulcers.
 
In some cases, your healthcare provider may recommend that you take more misoprostol (Cytotec®) or diclofenac sodium (Voltaren®, Voltaren®-XR) -- the active ingredients in this drug -- in addition to diclofenac/misoprostol. If so, it is generally recommended that your total diclofenac dosage not exceed 150 mg a day when used to treat the symptoms of osteoarthritis. Misoprostol doses should generally not exceed 200 mg per dose or 800 mg per day.
 
Alternative Therapies for Pain Management

Diclofenac/Misoprostol Information

Referring Pages:
Terms of Use
Advertise with Us
Contact Us
About eMedTV
Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2006-2014 Clinaero, Inc.
eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.